The virus is in the process of taking over the world. I'm trying not to let it take over mine.

I've been meaning to write about this for a few days, but I've been too busy sorting stuff out.

At first I got some bad anxiety, more than my usual, I was petrified about my loved ones getting it. I kept thinking about dinosaurs, and what wiped them out. (*cough* still do) I was in my routine of picking up my phone and looking at the news morning and night, looking at Twitter, and I kept getting that sinking feeling. So I thought, let's not do that...and you know what...ignorance is bliss. I feel optimistic, I feel more focussed on what I have to do. I take each day as it comes.

I'm a freelancer, so my income is unpredictable, some months I'm literally rifling through all my coat pockets for change, feeling like a failure, and some months I feel like Drake, albeit in a 10 year old Golf. It goes with the territory of what I do and my skillset. Salaried jobs like mine rarely exist, it's a hustle, we do what we can, we turn our hand to many things to bring in the pounds.

There was a point when the only jobs I could get were temping jobs, I'd always get kept on for longer because I wasn't a complete moron, but contracts end and I got pretty friggin sick of it, so I decided to make my own job, like lots did after the last recession.

If you can afford it shop local, shop independent, you're keeping people in their own little job.”

What i do want to say though, when this is over, remember the companies who did something, and remember those who were greedy and selfish. This virus should change things for us.

If you can afford it shop local, shop independent, you're keeping people in their own little job. You're not paying for someones new BMW or their 3rd home, you're directly helping one person, or a Small Enterprise.

I'm spending my time working on a BC19 (Before Covid19) animation project, walking Moss each day, gardening like a pensioner, and I've got a concrete busk I'm working on, which is gonna look killer in the garden.

As for now, I'll keep drawing, I'll keep watching funny stuff as I work, I'll look at the beautiful stuff on Instagram, and hope that this alllll blows over.

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